Now, I know the common method of using an array in conjunction with a curve modifier to get the desired result. But, I'm facing some issues.

(1) The tread segments do not go around the curve completely.

(2) The tread segments get distorted at places.

If I'm not being clear, this is my set up:

Edit: This is a screen shot of the problem. The blue highlight is where the array is getting distorted. The red highlight is where the array is not following the curve.

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  • $\begingroup$ Can you show screenshots? $\endgroup$ – JakeD Mar 3 '17 at 21:45
  • $\begingroup$ @pycoder alright, it's done $\endgroup$ – Tejas Mar 3 '17 at 21:54

Try setting the Relative Offset Z value to zero. enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ That was simple enough..and this is embarrassing ... thanks though .. lol $\endgroup$ – Tejas Mar 3 '17 at 22:23
  • $\begingroup$ @3fingeredfrog Did you mean Relative instead of Rotative? $\endgroup$ – Scott Milner Mar 4 '17 at 1:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Tejas No need to feel embarrassed. I think this is a good question, actually. $\endgroup$ – Mentalist Mar 4 '17 at 11:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Scott ooooooops , yes i did. Well spotted :) Will change it. $\endgroup$ – 3fingeredfrog Mar 5 '17 at 19:08

I tried changing array to "fit curve" and Y relative offset of 1 and I got this:

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does it "fit"?

anyway also check the .blend (and the text) of this other question How do I bake an animation along a curve?


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